4 comments on “Devil’s Due

  1. Somehow last season’s episode “Allegiance” feels like a structurally-fixed version of this episode.

    Maybe the Ardra scenes could’ve been split between Captain Riker in orbit and Ambassador Picard on the surface, with her probing Riker for leverage on Picard and vice versa, and maybe she wants a specific widget from the Federation installation. I didn’t notice how bad the lawyery was until you mentioned it; for as bad as that was, didn’t seem like it would take a lot to fix.

    Weak, snowy TV signals and bad tracking are out of date, as “language of television” goes, and I wonder if the modern “language of television” has replaced them with some new symbol or if that meaning is now just entirely absent from the vocabulary and therefore from scripts.

    • The lawyery is so bad!

      Yeah, you could easily replace most communications problems with “no signal” or “receiving text only” instead of going for static.

      • Oh hey, I don’t know if you’ve watched Galaxy’s Child and Qpid yet, but instead of watching them properly I decided to put them on mute side by side, and it’s uncanny how much the early acts parallel each other.

        • We have watched Galaxy’s Child, but not Qpid yet. I’ll see if it’s something our setup can support/Derek will go along with.

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